The fencer of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Youth and Sports Club, Lina Elmiladi , who is 17 years old , has been still hungry for success. The young fencer received a bronze star medal at the EFC European Stars Circuit Sword Tournament held in Istanbul in November 2022, at the European Stars U17 Circuit Tournament held in Romania in January 2023, and at the World Cup of Young Women's Sword held in Batumi, Georgia, last month.
The young athlete, who states that her goal is to win a medal in the European and World Championships in the youth classification ; made the following statements ; “ I tread in Olha Hennadiyivna Harlan’s footsteps. Ukrainian fencer Olha is the European and World Champion, Olympic Third. I get motivated by watching their videos before going to the contests”. Lila Elmiladi stated that sports fencing helped her a lot with motivation and stress management. “Thanks to sports fencing, I learned scheduling and concentration. The potential in me appeared. I think fencing is a sport that involves all the hardships of life. It allows you to mature faster, especially when you commence at an early age.” The national fencer, who points out that Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Youth and Sports Club has quality athletes in every branch, said “We are one of the greatest clubs in our country in terms of number of athletes and branches. We have very accomplished athletes in the international arena. The rate of our success is rising every year. Although we don't have a very old fencing background, We have achieved significant success in this branch in a short time and we will achieve more.”